In 2012, with great fanfare, the village of Kiryas Joel opened a park on 283 unincorporated acres just outside their borders: slides, swings, benches, and, because Kiryas Joel's 22,000 residents are all members of the Satmar Hasidic movement, separate playing areas for boys and girls. Haredi news si ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has had his share of public reservations about hydrofracking, urging government honchos to keep drilling far from NYC's water. The City's environmental agency is on board, too. But a strange little newsletter released this afternoon from the Department of Environmental Protect ... More >>
According to reports from various news outlets, two small, single-engine planes collided this afternoon above a wooded area in upstate New York approximately 70 miles north of New York City. Two people were killed and one is critically injured -- identities of the three have not been confirme ... More >>
A lady in Queens grew a 6-foot zucchini, and has received coverage from WCBS, Newsday's ExploreLI blog, Queens Crap, Gothamist, the Times Herald-Record, New York magazine, the New York Daily News, and now, of course, us. Thank you. Here is our reward for your indulgence.
Patakis Wannabe Cop Gets Nailed